Chef Gordon Ramsay enjoys a reputation for being one of the best in his field, across the world. It is this international acclaim that has helped him build his dining empire. The luxury hotels now vie with each other to have a Gordon Ramsay restaurant on their property. It is always positioned as a major attraction. The super chef has now expanded his horizon and is now providing complete solutions for the hospitality industry. The Michelin starred chef is not restricted to only overseeing the dining but is now doing the interiors and it all features on his television show ‘Hotel Hell’. The latest episode has him visiting the Keating Hotel in San Diego.
The Viceroy Suite now has Separate Living-Room Area
Keating Hotel is a premiere boutique luxury hotel in San Diego’s historic downtown Gaslamp District and the owner has invested millions in its Pininfarina interiors. The automobile lover had got the guys who have designed Ferrari and Maserati to design the hotel’s interiors. It pushed the rates of the hotel rather high but the guests were somewhat dissatisfied. He then invited Gordon Ramsay to add his magical touch to the hotel’s premium suite. After Gordon was finished with his revamping exercise, the Viceroy suite looked more spacious with a separate living-room area featuring a wet bar complete with seating and dining areas.
Gordon Ramsay Reworked the Menu of Hotel’s Merk Bistro
The premium suite has several other luxury amenities including a custom-designed Pininfarina Morphosis jacuzzi tub, oversize walk-in shower with overhead rain fixtures and an upgraded Bang & Olafsen HD entertainment system with two flat Panel HDTVs. The Ramsay touch became visible in the lobby of the hotel as well. He changed the color scheme to make it more soothing and made it appear more spacious. Ramsay couldn’t resist the opportunity to redo the menu of the hotel’s Merk bistro, an Italian restaurant. The new look menu includes a Cavatelli-Red wine braised veal with parmesan cheese; pan seared local seabass with Carlsbad mussels, and lavender panna cotta with hazelnut brittle. Post revamping, the rate of the Viceroy Suite has been revised and it now starts at $1,100 per night.